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Year of Small and Slow A new year, a new opportunity to reflect and renew our beliefs, values and intentions. Many people create resolutions each year and then we hit the ground running trying to create big and important changes in our lives. There are of course big milestones worthy of marking and celebrating (like last month when Hilltown Families quietly turned 10 years old!), but in many cases with the new… Read More

Rather than resolving to change in the new year, we encourage families to explore themselves through mindfulness in 2016. A practice that can support the development of many skills and understandings, family mindfulness practice can lead to a productive, engaged, and mindful new year!

In this month’s “Off the Mat, Reflections on the Practice of Parenting,” Hilltown Families contributing writer, and yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton, shares her New Year’s re-solutions, hoping a public commitment will help address those enduring habits that require solving again.

This month in “The Good Life: A Year of Thoughtful Seasons,” Sarah resolves to not make a New Year’s Resolution, but rather to consult the Magic Google 8-Ball as she heads out in the direction that seems right in the moment. – Making no plans. Miss no moments…

This New Year, rather than making a resolution to change something, why not make a commitment to find deeper appreciation for wonderful moments and shared time with friends and family? Throughout the year, write little notes of appreciation and deposit them into a memory bank to open up next year on New Year’s Day…

Leaving Stressors Outside the Front Door for the New Year! January; the month of promises to change, to improve, to start anew. We usually are gung-ho, walkin’ that treadmill, drinking those smoothies, foregoing those nasty cigarettes for…well…awhile. But let’s be honest, Hindsight tells us that we rarely CHANGE…I mean REALLY CHANGE. Pretty soon that treadmill is collecting laundry that hasn’t quite dried, those smoothies are impossible to drink because the blender is… Read More

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